Maria Galina

Born in 1958 in Kalinin (now Tver), Maria Galna spent her childhood and adolescence in Kiev and Odesa, Ukraine. Graduating Odesa State University as a marine biologist, she later got a diploma as a doctor of biology. In the early 1990s she did rese- arch of salmon in Bergen, Norway, in 1990-2020 she lived and worked in Moscow, but in 2021 she moved back to Ukraine (Odesa). Maria Galina was one of the subscribers of the letter “Russian Writers support Ukraine”. Now being in Odesa in the wartime she mostly spends her time volunteering - weaving masking nets for Ukrainian military forces.

Foreign rights in general:
Arabic, France, US

Awards in general:
2016 Big Book finalist
2016 Big Book Reader’s choice 2. winner
2016 National Bestseller shortlist
2016 New Horizons Award
2016 Novy Mir Award
2015 Best Book of the Year by World of Fantastika